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Local women launch children's book with simple, yet powerful message

04/29/2016 10:18 AM EDT
WEST STOCKBRIDGE — One sunny afternoon while No. Six Depot Café was closed briefly for renovations, four West Stockbridge women — an author, an illustrator, a filmmaker and a café proprietor — sat in the empty adjoining gallery surrounded by paint cans instead of the usual coffee beans and customers, and looked forward to Mother's Day. 
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'Siddhartha's Brain' is a smart take on meditation
04/29/2016 09:07 AM EDT - It's a pleasure to read "Siddhartha's Brain," which comes from a science journalist with long experience of explaining ideas for readers of The Guardian and other publications. Full Story

Strange But True: Sanitation workers go above and beyond
04/29/2016 09:07 AM EDT - Q: They risk death for you, fight crime and are tough as superheroes to boot. Full Story

David Baldacci's 'The Last Mile' is 'absorbing'
04/29/2016 09:07 AM EDT - After two decades in a Texas prison, Melvin Mars is about to be executed for the murder of his white father and black mother. Full Story

Short Answers: Habit is in department of yuck
04/29/2016 09:02 AM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> My husband probably has the most disgusting habit I've ever seen, but there is nothing I can do to stop him. Full Story

Go Green: Home energy-efficiency ratings
04/29/2016 09:02 AM EDT - In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

'Children of the Song': Sci-fi fun from Berkshire native
04/26/2016 10:01 AM EDT - The scientific data that Susan Bradbury crunched as a public health nurse somehow morphed a few years ago into a torrent of science fiction — fueling a stream of future-world tales that has yet to dip below warp speed. Full Story

Wildflower festival: Trustees of Reservations host wildflower tours at Bartholomew's Cobble
04/22/2016 03:45 PM EDT - SHEFFIELD >> White trillium cover a hillside with wide three-corner flowers and the pungent odor of old socks. Full Story

Website asks public to make, judge TV ideas
04/22/2016 09:36 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES >> You're mystified by the number of destined-for-failure shows on TV and figure you could make better picks than network executives. Full Story

Short Answers: Too much info on social media
04/22/2016 09:34 AM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> What do you think of this trend for massive "over-sharing" on social media like Facebook? Full Story